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Conflicts to consensus: stakeholder perspectives of Tioman Island tourism sustainability


Chia, Kei Wei and Ramachandran, Sridar and Ho, Jo Ann and Ng, Serene Siew Imm (2018) Conflicts to consensus: stakeholder perspectives of Tioman Island tourism sustainability. International Journal of Business and Society, 19 (S1). pp. 159-174. ISSN 1511-6670


This paper presents the results of an exploratory study regarding island tourism at a rural Island destination in Malaysia. The findings based on qualitative semi-structured interviews with a number of stakeholder groups are reported, which show the different views among them where there is a divergence between the four stakeholder groups with regards to the problems faced by Tioman Island. A total of 46 residents, tourists, and government officials were interviewed to understand the problems encountered on Tioman Island. The qualitative interviews uncovered 15 problems faced by the various stakeholder groups on the island. The results found that different stakeholders perceived things differently. This study may help tourism planners, developers, and policy-makers to understand the problems faced by the island so that strategies can be implemented accordingly, to assess, monitor, and evaluate problems.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Institute of Agricultural and Food Policy Studies
Publisher: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Keywords: Responsible tourism; Marine resources; Community involvement; Malaysia; Qualitative
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2018 08:55
Last Modified: 14 Aug 2018 08:55
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/14182
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